June 1

Hurricane Harvey

Drainage Network Repairs

(UPDATE: Design is underway on repairs for Harris County’s bayous, creeks and other drainage infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. On March 27, 2018, Harris County Commissioners Court approved a total of $12.5 million in initial contracts with 15 engineering firms that will design those repairs. Local dollars will be leveraged to secure federal grant funding to design and construct the repairs. More than 1,200 individual damage sites countywide were verified and prioritized after Harvey, including sinkholes, bank erosion, failed concrete, collapsed outfall pipes and other damage. This work is on top of completed Harvey-related emergency repairs totaling more than $5.4 million for construction alone.)

IDENTIFIED AREAS OF CONCERN

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The Flood Control District has requested more than $84 million in construction funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency for making these Harvey storm repairs. While the focus is on areas that qualify for federal disaster funding, other areas requiring maintenance repairs have been added to the projects in some cases, and will be constructed using available local funding alone.

The Flood Control District considers a number of factors in prioritizing drainage infrastructure repair projects, including whether the damage poses an immediate and severe threat to residential or commercial areas, or to public infrastructure such as utilities or schools. Repairs such as sinkholes and slope failures, failed outfall pipes and concrete voids also are prioritized according to severity.

We have already completed emergency repairs at the following locations:

  • Inverness Forest levee in the Cypress Creek watershed
  • Brays Bayou near Lawndale Street
  • White Oak Bayou, near West 43rd Street, West 34th Street and Wynnwood Lane
  • Lower Greens Bayou Stormwater Detention Basin in the Greens Bayou watershed
  • South Richey Stormwater Detention Basin in the Sims Bayou watershed
  • Horsepen Creek, HCFCD Unit U106-00-00, near Trailside Drive in the Addicks Reservoir watershed
  • HCFCD Unit C145-00-00 in the Sims Bayou watershed
  • Big Island Slough, HCFCD Unit B106-00-00, near North P Street in the Armand Bayou watershed
  • Horsepen Creek, HCFCD Unit U106-00-00, downstream of Huffmeister Road
  • Horsepen Creek, HCFCD Unit U106-00-000, near West Road in the Addicks Reservoir watershed
  • Horsepen Creek, HCFCD Unit U106-00-000, downstream of Sunny Ridge Drive in the Addicks Reservoir watershed
  • Cypress Creek near Cypresswood Drive
  • Brays Bayou, Calhoun Road to HCFCD Unit D120-00-00
  • Dinner Creek, HCFCD Unit U120-00-00 at Barker Cypress Road
  • Bering Ditch, HCFCD Unit W142-00-00, concrete panel repair
  • South Mayde Creek, HCFCD Unit U101-00-00, upstream of Greenhouse Road
  • Tributary of Langham Creek, HCFCD Unit U116-00-00, near Smithstone Drive
  • Tributary of Barker Reservoir watershed, HCFCD Unit T101-00-00, near Franz Road
  • HCFCD Unit P118-12-00 in the Greens Bayou watershed
  • Buffalo Bayou, HCFCD Unit W100-00-00, south slope near Briar Forest Drive and Gessner Road
  • Buffalo Bayou, HCFCD Unit W100-00-00, downstream of Gessner Road
  • Tributary of Greens Bayou, HCFCD Unit P127-00-00
  • White Oak Bayou near Fallbrook Drive
  • White Oak Bayou near Wortham Boulevard
  • Tributary of the San Jacinto River, HCFCD Unit G103-38-01 near its confluence with G103-38-00